We know Mike Ramsden can present the news. We know he can work a room. He's even held his own at a Londonist meet up. But can he cut it as a stand up comedian for one night only in aid of Comic Relief?
Mike will take to the stage of what was formerly known as Jongleurs in Camden i.e. no scruffy pub gig this. He'll be joined by BBC London 94.9 colleague, Will Shindler.
We've heard from others who've tried their hand at making people laugh with their own painstakingly worked out material about the troubled bowels, physical shakes and mortal dread that accompanies stepping up to the mic so they will need your support. You can text moral and financial encouragement with the message "LONDON" to 70011 (cost £1 plus your standard network message charge) or buy a ticket to the gig.
We're sure Mike and Will would welcome ideas for material and tips on dealing with hecklers. Leave a comment below if you can help.
Stars of BBC radio including Jenni Murray, Shaun Keaveney, will also turn stand up in a fundraising night at the Comedy Store on 22 February, facing the additional terror of a public vote as to who's the funniest.
Stand up for Comic Relief goes off at 7.30pm on 11 March at The Highlight, 11 East Yard, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AB. Call the box office on 0844 844 0044. Tickets are £20 " including the booking fee and all proceeds go to Comic Relief."